Tweener Idea: BK18 the Becker/Jarosz

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by GeofS, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Fellas,

    This just hit me as I’ve recently picked up the Jarosz family of Ka-bars. They’re quality knives.

    My idea is sort of along the same lines as the Eskabar.

    In my mind, if the Eskabar could get done between two companies, then Ka-bar could make this happen too. Heck, it should be easier for them to do this.

    Take Ethan’s wonder tweener grip and put it on a knife with a Jarosz style blade!

    Here’s the BK16 with the Globetrotter:
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    Now my crappy non-digital mock-up:
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    Looks nice! Maybe they could even make the blade a bit longer.

    I’d buy it! Anyone else?
     
  2. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze

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    Mar 20, 2016
    I wouldn’t personally, it reminds me too much of the bk17 which is the 1/3 tweeners i dont own. I dig the creativity and those magenta scales though!
     
  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Meshach, I can see the resemblance but it’s more of a swedge than a clip point. To each his own though. Also, I can’t find a 17. Lol
     
  4. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze

    972
    Mar 20, 2016
    Definitely different, just too similar for me to jump on it. Never liked the looks of the 17 myself. Some people love em!
     
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I don't think Kabar can just stick BK grips on something in their lineup...and their doing so certainly wouldn't make it a Becker.

    As for that knife, it's marginally improved by the BK scales; but Ethan would have to breathe some serious magic on it for me to even give it a second look.
     
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  6. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    I was thinking about cutting down a 16 to something in that size. The thing that stopped me was a TM Hunt magua. For me it was the perfect bridge between the bk11/14 and bk16.

    I really like that mock-up tho. Would love a new tweener with a smaller blade.
     
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  7. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    I’ll ditto that. A smaller blade in the tweener size would be sweet (no top swedge though).
     
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  8. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I know I’m grasping at straws here, I just really want another tweener.

    Also, seriously, the globe trotter isn’t a crappy blade. I’d encourage you guys to check it out.
     
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  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Tween-gua?
    it adds about 1/2" of handle....
    crappy tween-gua hybrid.jpg
     
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  10. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Check out the Mk1 Navy. Wonderful Lil Knife.
     
  11. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    All good, knice stuff.

    Cab we bring back the BK-15 ... in any size, shape or color that the masses will buy so that us faithful can have it back in production.
     
  12. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Not until the price rises to 3X what I paid for it!!!! Lol. Just joking my 15 is priceless to me:thumbsup:
     
  13. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Prices are already double what the close-out prices were.
    We get 200+ pieces pre-sold and I'll bet we would be able to convince Ka-Bar to make a limited run or Premium Line BK-15s ... maybe in higly polished D2 (or 1095 CroVan).
     
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  14. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    I like the looks of it!
     
  15. danny.k

    danny.k Gold Member Gold Member

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    I like the looks of both..
     
  16. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I like the idea of a smaller blade, longer handle. My custom BK11 @Creaky Bones gifted to me is a well used blade:

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  17. danny.k

    danny.k Gold Member Gold Member

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    Ohh, a Heimo Roselli axe/hatchet!
    Never seen one of those before :thumbsup:
    His knives are more familiar to me though.
     
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  18. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    It's the axe model. The hatchet is identical, with a 14" handle, the axe with an 18" handle, haha. Figured I could always choke up.
     
  19. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    BRKT interestingly enough released a choiled Persian in exotic steel
     
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  20. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Booooo BRKT

    I'd pass on a new bk15 from kabar. I'd find a custom maker to make it in a super steel. The way the prices are going it may soon be justifiable. Especially if you keep the bolt on scale.

    That tween-gua looks sick. That may be worthy of a custom.
     

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